Notes

Notice!

  1. The passive can be used in all tenses, and also with modals and gerunds.
  2. We use the preposition by plus a noun if we want to say who or what was responsible for the action, e.g.: Sally was bitten by a dog when she was little.
  3. We often use the verb get instead of be as an informal passive form when we refer to something unpleasant or sudden, e.g.: Jim got mugged last week but he wasn't hurt.
  4. The verb need plus the passive infinitive means the same as need plus gerund (-ing form) to talk about necessity, e.g.: Your hair needs cutting= Your hair needs to be cut.

 

by DragoČ™-Stelian Olteanu

UPG, EF, ANUL III, GRUPA 4332

8th Grade